Why Firestone Walker Brewery is One of the Best Brewers in the World

RateBeer announced its ranking of the best brewers in the world, compiled from over 4.2-million customer and industry reviews with more than 33,000 brewers considered, and Firestone Walker Brewing earned a top ranking as No. 10 best brewer in the world.

“This accolade was supremely gratifying,” said Adam Firestone. “Having our beers recognized year in and year out speaks to an incredibly hard-working brew team and long-supporting community.”

Joe Tucker, founder of RateBeer said, “Our winners are big and small, urban and rural, highly specialized or brewing a myriad of styles. RateBeer judges them on equal footing, with many of our reviewers traveling extensively, so it’s not uncommon to see a brewery that some people see as their local gem recognized as a global best. In fact, most of our top 100 winners are smaller breweries.”

RateBeer is a community of beer enthusiasts dedicated to the pursuit and appreciation of good beer. Its mission is to serve the craft beer community as a resource for unbiased, consumer-driven information about beer and breweries worldwide and to enhance the image and worldwide appreciation of beer.

These are Ratebeer’s top brewers in the world for the year 2019. The winners here represent the top 1-percent of brewers worldwide.


American FlagRank 1:

Hill Farmstead Brewery


American FlagRank 2: Greensboro, Vermont, United States

Side Project Brewing


American FlagRank 3: Maplewood, Missouri, United States

Trillium Brewing Company


American FlagRank 4: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Tree House Brewing Company


American FlagRank 5: Charlton, Massachusetts, United States

CigarCity Brewing (CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective)


American FlagRank 6: Tampa, Florida, United States

AleSmith Brewing Company


American FlagRank 7: San Diego, California, United States

Founders Brewing Company (Mahou San Miguel)


American FlagRank 8: Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Cloudwater Brew Co


English FlagRank 9: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

Sante Adairius Rustic Ales


American FlagRank 10: Capitola, California, United States

Firestone Walker Brewing (Duvel-Moortgat)


American FlagRank 11: Paso Robles, California, United States

The Kernel Brewery


English FlagRank 12: Bermondsey, Greater London, England

De Garde Brewing


American FlagRank 13: Tillamook, Oregon, United States

Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey


American FlagRank 14: San Marcos, California, United States

Toppling Goliath Brewing Company


American FlagRank 15: Decorah, Iowa, United States

Brouwerij De Molen (Swinkels Family Brewers)


France FlagRank 16: Bodegraven, NULL, Netherlands



Belgium FlagRank 17: Copenhagen, NULL, Denmark

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!


Canadian FlagRank 18: Montréal, Quebec, Canada

De Struise Brouwers


German FlagRank 19: Oostvleteren, NULL, Belgium

Cycle Brewing


American FlagRank 20: Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery


American FlagRank 21: Akron, Ohio, United States

Modern Times Beer


American FlagRank 22: San Diego, California, United States

Tired Hands Brewing Company


American FlagRank 23: Ardmore, Pennsylvania, United States

Bell’s Brewery


American FlagRank 24: Comstock, Michigan, United States

Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)


American FlagRank 25: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Verdant Brewing Co


English Flag

Rank 26: Falmouth, Cornwall, England


–Source: RateBeer.com


Firestone Walker Brewery

Paso’s Firestone Walker Brewery building